Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> reporter: fixing the uc budget. the high-tech way the state says it can reach more students. >>> another cold morning. but ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo will be here to tell you about warmer temperatures and your weekend forecast. >>> health information of your favorite san francisco restaurant will soon be easier to access in a new announcement from the mayor. Ñç5xñóÑmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- >>> the third and final way of the uc regents meeting is underway. sal castanedo is live to explain the big focus of the meeting today. good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. this is the last day. and one of the ideas that has emerged from the meeting is starting more online education. 10% of the general education requirements in the future could be set up on some online academy that the university is using here wants to set up. governor jerry brown, a regent himself and a graduate of uc berkeley says he likes the idea and has submitted -- committed $10 million from the state budget to help the university add more online courses. >> we have to get out of our comfort zone and look
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
in charge of online classes at the university of california are scheduled to give a presentation to the uc regents about the lack of success marketing the online classes to nonstudents. the university spent $4.3 million marketing its online classes. hoping to attract tuition from students around the world. but since classes began a year ago, only one person who is not already a uc student has taken the class. uc online classes cost $1400 to $2400. but other universities such as stanford and harvard are offering online classes for free. hundreds of thousands of students have signed up for those classes. >>> uc berkeley is one of the top ten best public college values in the country aid -- according to kiplinger magazine. the magazine looked at admission rates, and other items to come up with the list. ucla is the highest ranking california school. >>> there is a new report suggesting some college co-eds are turning to so-called sugar daddies to help them pay for education. a website shows a 67% increase in the number of female students signing up for the online service. they spend time with
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
the next chief of staff is likely to be dennis mcdone mcdonogh. he would replace jack lew. >>> uc students say they will be at the regents' meeting this morning to petition lifting caps on health benefits. and jerry bro unwill be there -- jerry brown will be there. a group of students calling for uc to eliminate the cap as called for in president obama a.m. healthcare overhaul. currently, the plan has a lifetime coverage cap of $had00 -- of $400,000. a student group says that's not enough to cover a serious chronic illness. >>> in ireland and britain, an irish meat processor now recalling 10 million burgers. investigators found one burger out of 27 contained 29% horse meat. >> we're told what the label says and then there's also things not there. it's a bit worrying, isn't it? how much can you trust? >> it's also possible not to -- not to want to end the climate, some have cut corners and horse meat has been supplied. >> authorities say the horse meat is not a danger to the public. >>> 7:21. warmer weather ahead. but what about rain? up next, meteorologist steve paulson will tell us if he
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
reported. >>> uc undergraduate students will not see their tour wigs go -- tuition go up next fall. with proposition 30, the uc system will receive 125 million next year. but that's still less than the $250 million the state originally requested. uc is still considering raising fees for some graduate programs to make up for the shortfall. >>> we have to get out of her comfort zone. we have to look at this thing in a way, how do we maintain, enhance, this wonderful institution called the university of california. some of the governor's suggestions include reversing student's average graduating time, and defeesing faculty benefits. some regents pointing out -- pointed out that some uc regents teachers have lower salaries than others universities. >>> a vineyard manager in sonoma county has been sentenced to one mon in -- to one month in jail. the "press democrat" reports that james pool entered a no contest plea to charges that he removed a safety device. from r -- prosecutors say taking off the safety device caused the workers's ethlows to become trapped. >>> days after a virus zair
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
other drivers heading north. researchers from uc berkeley tracked more than 350,000 drivers using cell phone and gps devices and found if 1% of drivers would cancel their trips, traffic would drop by 14%. that means 8 minutes would be saved per hour. traffic ends up congesting quickly once the road's capacity is increased which is why researchers say one small change could make an impact. some drivers are skeptical. >> i don't think there will be a easy fix. i don't think there's a reverse commute anymore because there's people commuting from down here to where i live and then there's people commuting from where i live to down here. it's a hot mess. >> reporter: researchers say the study's findses are significant and could be -- findings are significant and could be helpful. caltrans and others in the industry are studying survey to see if they can install lights at freeway ramps to help space out traffic. you are looking at a live picture of the northbound lanes of 101 where traffic seems to be flowing okay. the southbound lanes are pretty clear. that's the picture out here right now.
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
the last few years. >> the total average cost of a uc school is now $31,000 a year. state schools are up to $23,000. >> tori, that's a lot of money. >> that's not cheap. >> that's a lot of money. >>> 7:36. sal is coming back. sal, would you say this is the peak of the commute? >> i would say so. as a matter of fact, right now, we do have the traffic getting busy on all levels, almost everywhere you look here. let's start off and take a look at 237. you can see some stop and go traffic, crossing 880 continuing on to 101. you will see slow traffic at the mantague expressway. not a lot of accidents but just a lot of slowing throughout the south bay. moving along and taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have a 15, 20-minute delay as you drive through. we've been keeping an eye on the livermore valley this morning. it's butcy. we have the maps to show you -- busy. we have the maps to show you that the maps, 680 and 84, i should say, are very slow trying to get down. we've had a couple of minor incidents. if you drive on 680 in pleasanton, give yourself extra time. let's go to steve.
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> chemical engineers at u.c. burkery are making -- burkely are making big strides in creating an alternate fuel. a concoction once used to make explosives is being engineered to make a cleaner biofuel. berkley scientists say it could eventually replace gasoline. according to the chronicle, the biofuel used as -- uses fermented crop t. could take another five years for the fuel to be ready to be sold to the public. >>> the first new version of the corvette was unveiled in nine years. the stingray name is brought back and the v8 engine but g.m. says all that power will be super efficient. the newcomer vet is expected to get between 26 and 30 miles per gallon, better than the 16mpg is gets now. it will be in showrooms this fall but no sticker price has been revealed yet grz time 7:19. new this morning from somali, a somali militant group posted photos of what appears to be a dead french soldier. that's after a failed rescue attempt by french forces on friday. the french troops launched an attack on a compound in somali why a french intelligence agent was believed to be held hostage. a french
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
at uc santa cruz raising questions about how big our galaxy really is. they think it may be half as big as other scientists say it is. they are basing that on how slowly the stars of the outer milky way are moving. they say that's one way to measure the size of thal galaxy. they -- of the galaxy. >> smart people. >> i know. >>> also really smart is sal. are we still at the peak hour, sal? >> yeah, we are. this is between 7:00, 7:30, 7:45. that's when we have the most traffic. we're seeing some of that right now as we look at 237 shing -- seeing some slow traffic there, continuing all the way out to 101. most mostly slow traffic. the morning commute will be busy if you are at the toll plaza. westbound once on the bridge looks good. if you are driving on the south bay commute, northbound 87, that crash near 280 has been moved to the shoulder but 280 itself is slow from about 87 to cupertino, let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. a very cold morning. a lot of 20s from lake county to the santa cruz mountains. some higher clouds coming in. beautiful sunrise. i think the damage is done here.